Limp And Lethargic In Children After High Fever?
SalamDok mhn enlightenment, my child is 4.5 years old. On 6-7 feb, he had 39 drjat fever. Because the condition was not good on the third day on February 8, I took it to the doctor. Doctors prescribe antibiotics (it is recommended to take if the fourth day of fever does not go down). But after from the doctor on Saturday the fever dropped. When the fever went down my child started coughing and colds that kept coming out. Since the beginning of the sick Thursday my child has not woken up, does not want to play so that makes me worried. On Sunday I drink the antibiotics. The next day Monday my child has a fever again. I decided to go back to the doctor for a blood check because I was worried about the db and it turned out that the results were normal according to the doctor. Platelets, leukocytes, HB are all normal. Only if I see the values of MCV 81, MCHC 34.9, RDWc 15.2, and GRA 76.1. Just want to sleep and every time he woke up like hallucinating (seeing something). I always force myself to drink so that I urinate at least 1 day is still 4 times with a large amount and normal color (seen in pempers). But with the condition he continued to sleep I was very worried and confused what to do. Until now it is still batpil. Thank you for your enlightenment
Thank you for the question.
Up and down fever, cough, runny nose, and excessive sleep in children most often indicate he has an infection, can be in the respiratory system, or also other organ systems. The cause of this infection can also vary, for example due to viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms. When infected with pathogenic microorganisms, the body will respond by producing a variety of chemical mediators that make the body's temperature rise. Not only that, because of the depletion of energy in order to eradicate the microorganisms that cause this infection, then if it is not balanced with good food and drink intake, obviously the child will become limp until eventually excessive sleep. It could also be that your child is oversleeping because of the side effects of the drugs he is taking, or because he has a poor night's sleep, for example because of difficulty breathing due to coughs and colds.
Indeed, it is not always a condition like your child has experienced dangerous. At first glance, referring to the results of the blood test that you describe, the results are still relatively normal, as the conclusion of the doctor who examined it. It's just that, if indeed you find your child looks very powerless, far from their daily habits, then do not hesitate to check it back to the doctor or pediatrician. It could also, in addition to infection, weakness and a lot of sleep that your child is experiencing indicates other medical conditions, such as anemia, hypoglycemia, dehydration, meningitis, metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders, and so on.
In the meantime, you should not panic excessively. To improve your child's condition, try doing it first:
Give him a lot to drink Give him a variety of foods that he likes, as long as it is not too cold and greasy accompany him to play his favorite toys When he eats, give your child healthy fruits and snacks Condition the environment around children to be comfortable, clean, and far away from people suffering from infectious diseases Hope it helps yes ..